Welcome to the second installment of Rapid Transit Cycleshop's 2013 Holiday Countdown Gift Guide: 11 TOP GIFTS FOR BIKE COMMUTERS!
Chances are that if you are a bike commuter, you already have all the things below. But equally likely is the possibility that some of those things have seen heavy use and better days.
Or perhaps you are a beginning bike commuter, or a bike commuter on a shoestring, and just assembling your arsenal.
Well, send Santa a link to this page for ideas on some top bike commuting gear, and special pre-holiday deals:
- Bulletproof lock. If you park in the city, don't skimp here. Get the best you can afford, or be super nice to everyone around you and make sure Santa notices. We carry Abus and Kryptonite.
- Lights. Santa's got Rudolph, you need front lights, back lights, blinkers -- the more the merrier. Be seen, be safe.
- Rear rack (or trailer if you don't pack light!). Get the load off your back and lower on the bike where it is more stable. It's like your own personal sleigh.
- Versatile bags. Grocery panniers for the minimalist, bags with compartments for the organizer, waterproof Ortlieb panniers for the all-weather rider.
- Or, if you prefer not to fuss with maneuvering a bag on and off the bike, a backpack is a good choice. We have some from Mission Workshop that Santa himself would not mind.
- A floor pump. The most efficient way to fill up tires at home and minimize a chance of flats.
- Or, a portable pump in case you get a flat on the road.
- A great seat. Maybe Santa will pop of a fancy leather Brooks that will last a lifetime and mold to your physique like a great pair jeans or leather boots.
- A helmet.
- Quality tires. As a bonus, when you buy and have us install any pair of puncture-resistant tires & tubes, you will be covered by our 90-day flat protection plan. Make sure ol' Saint Nick sees this one.
- Can't decide? We have gift cards!
All the above items will be seeing some markdowns in the upcoming days. Click on the graphic above for all the merry details. And don't miss the upcoming installments of our Holiday Countdown Gift Guide. New savings will be unveiled throughout December.